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NorthBay Heart & Vascular Center:
(707) 646-4400
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NorthBay Heart & Vascular Center:
1860 Pennsylvania, Suite 120, Fairfield, CA 94533
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Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

The following are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:   

  • Severe pressure, fullness, squeezing, pain and/or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes   
  • Pain or discomfort that spreads to the shoulders, neck, arms, or jaw   
  • Chest pain that increases in intensity   
  • Chest pain that is not relieved by rest or by taking nitroglycerin   
  • Chest pain that occurs with any/all of the following (additional) symptoms:
    • Sweating, cool, clammy skin, and/or paleness       
    • Shortness of breath       
    • Nausea or vomiting       
    • Dizziness or fainting       
    • Unexplained weakness or fatigue       
    • Rapid or irregular pulse


Although chest pain is the key warning sign of a heart attack, it may be confused with indigestion, pleurisy, pneumonia, or other disorders.  

The signs and symptoms of a heart attack can develop suddenly. However, they also can develop slowly—sometimes within hours, days, or weeks of a heart attack.

If you think you might be having heart attack symptoms, don't ignore them.  Call 911.   Rapid treatment is essential.

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